Mind control key to success for Hong Kong cricket team

Charlie Burke. Photo: Edward Wong

One of the first tasks coach Charlie Burke and the Hong Kong Cricket Association face over the next few weeks is to pick the next batting coach. But it is not batting per se that has been the problem for Hong Kong, more the players' mindset that we saw so clearly once again at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Kathmandu.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 4:18am

Sell yourself a healthy career

The equipment and electronics industry pays well, especially for top salespeople. It also seems more resilient than most sectors, not least because it supplies real answers to real needs. No matter what happens in the markets, these needs remain constant.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Continuous learning the key to career success

Mandy Kong Shuk-man (left), assistant business development manager, marketing services, at MSIG, has always been a keen learner. From being an exchange student at university, to working at the head office in Japan, she pitches the importance of continuous learning to succeed. She talks to Wong Yat-hei

What's your academic background?

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Charity begins with providing a home

For 27 years, Frances Shiu Suk-yin bounced around between hospitals, halfway houses, nursing homes and a rented flat. Last year, however, the 54-year-old former psychiatric patient finally found herself a stable home, thanks to an innovative programme launched by the charity Mindset.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Intern develops strategic mindset to work out solutions

Terence Tsang Chun-kit (left) did a summer internship last year in Britain and later studied in the United States. He believes his international exposure has broadened his outlook and helped him secure internship at PrinCorp Wealth Advisors (Asia), a firm that specialises in retirement planning. It is under Principal Financial Group - a New York-listed company and a member of the Fortune 500.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Commanding grasp of leadership

As president and CEO of United States-based Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), John Ryan must ensure the organisation has the right talent and strategies to provide high quality executive education and 'accelerate' the performance of clients.

16 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Make an effort to talk to family

Many young people complain they have trouble getting on with their family. They say there is a communication gap. They complain their parents often ignore their feelings, scold and punish them.

But we all have a responsibility to maintain harmony at home. If we don't remember that, conflict can arise.

5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am


A park full of wonders

My class recently visited Noah's Ark in Ma Wan for our life-wide learning day. It was an unforgettable experience.

We headed up to Hilltop Lookout. Since it is so high, I had a beautiful view of Ma Wan. The houses looked like matchboxes. Then we went to the Heritage Centre to look at the historical relics which were discovered in Ma Wan.

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

MBA students look at long-term bonus

The phrase 'opportunity cost' is one that students taking the one-year full-time MBA at the University of Hong Kong will no doubt use many times over the next few months as they grapple with case studies, business analyses and the thinking behind major investment decisions.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Perseverance pays off for entrepreneurs

Stewart Thornhill is a professor in strategy and entrepreneurship at Richard Ivey School of Business. Based in Ontario, he is a regular visitor to Asia, running lectures and seminars on entrepreneurship at the Richard Ivey School in Hong Kong.

What character traits do successful entrepreneurs tend to display?

13 May 2009 - 12:00am

Learning equips student for global stage

Titi Ha Yim-sheung was able to dedicate most of her time to the programme and finish her master's degree within one year. But she did find her previous experience as an assistant logistics manager at Thomson Asia to be key in her studies.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

Fung Hong-leung, 50, says the Olympics is being politicised and believes the government is being too hasty on introducing a law banning idling engines

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Q&A: Art of speaking essential for leaders

Starting out in the movie business, which early lessons were most useful? I still clearly remember my first day. I shot 4,000 feet of film and not even 10 per cent was useful, so I got a warning from the producer about not exceeding the budget. He taught me that, as a director, I had to know how to make money and how to save it.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Thinking creatively from an early age is key

One-time refugee relishes opportunity to contribute to humanity by using his own training institute to educate young minds

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Top tips to keep in mind

Ten tips from Verity Aylward's book, aimed at helping students achieve good grades while living a balanced life:

Identify what you want

Set big goals and smart targets

Organise and prioritise your time

Keep your body healthy and strong

Revise in peak learning conditions

Consolidate your notes

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am